Ground State of a Non-Dissipative Josephson Junction

  • A. Tagliacozzo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 218)


Josephson junctions display quantum properties at a macroscopic level, due to many-body quantum mechanics and superconductive coherence. In fact they allow for a classical description at a macroscopic level in terms of equations of motion which include ℏ in a constitutive way.


Ground State Energy Josephson Junction Electromotive Force Quantum Fluctuation Ginzburg Landau 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Tagliacozzo
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversita’ di Napoli e. G.N.S.M. (CNR)NapoliItaly

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